Thistle Hill Farm – Blog

…doing what comes naturally

Month: February, 2016

It’s a family affair….

….trying to save our rejected twin has everyone involved, including our young English shepherd, “Pokey”.  If warmth, probiotics, and a bed of hay in the garage won’t do it….perhaps Pokey’s sloppy kisses will. This young calf was born with multiple issues, including blindness and malformed legs, but Wooz just won’t let him go.  And now, […]

Sometimes I worry….

….we’re just not doing enough to keep our cows entertained!

Happy Valentine’s Day….

Thanks to our Cornwall Valentine…Juliet Cleave….for the picture from her Facebook page.

Now this is hard to believe….

….developers have discovered another marketing gimmick:  agrihoods! Selling even better than those gated golf course communities.  In fact, they’re turning golf courses into farms (kinda) and people are buying the views (and the food).

Rodeo-ing….Thistle Hill style….

….the heavy snow 10 days ago kept us out of the pasture for about a week….and so this heifer calf didn’t get tagged.  Mom is descended from Bill Roberts 12 Stones Grasslands Farm herd.  The sire is Traditional Devon’s ™ Highwayman. We finally got the job done when our son-in-law Curt Humphreys did a running […]

In case you were wondering…..

….people are always coming up with value-added cuts.  For instance, the very latest idea is breeding Bacon Burgers.